"Recently, a big data report was released jointly by China Tourism Academy and Meituan-Dianping, which told directly how loved by Chinese people to eat at night. Let's make a brief of this Chinese App."


| 介绍美团点评

English Words:       Meituan-Dianping

Chinese Pinyin:      Měi Tuán Diǎn Píng

Chinese Characters:  美团点评

Related Chinese Words:   
    外卖 (Wài Mài) | Food Delivery, Food Take-out
    TMD (TMD) | T=Toutiao, M=Meituan-Dianping, D=DiDi
Related App: 
    美团 (Měi Tuán) | China's App provides online group buying with coupons and locally found food delivery, tour and other life entertainment service.
    大众点评 (Dà Zhòng Diǎn Píng) | China’s most popular review & rating app on local food and search.

What is Meituan-Dianping in China?

| 什么是美团点评?

Introduce Meituan Dianping in China

Meituan-Dianping is a Chinese tech company. It offers online group buying with coupons and locally found food delivery, tour and other life entertainment service.


In the beginning, it only provides various ultra-low discount and group buying service to the local Chinese, like Groupon.com does to the western.


Now it has become one of China’s top three largest online food ordering and food take-out providers after the launching of Meituan's Food Delivery & Take-out service since the November in 2013.

2013 年 11 月美团外卖上线后,美团网一跃而成为中国最大的在线餐饮订购及外卖服务提供商三巨头之一。

How Is Meituan-Dianping Formed?

| 美团点评的由来

The name of Meituan-Dianping is updated due to the combination of two platforms Meituan (Chinese’s Groupon) and Da Zhong Dian Ping (China’s most popular review & rating app on local food and search) since October 8, 2015. After the merger, it quickly debuted and got listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange on September 20, 2018.

美团点评是 2015 年 10 月 8 日经两家平台“美团网”和“大众点评”合并后改为现在的名字。合并后,于2018 年 9 月 20 日在香港联交所上市。

From June 2018, Meituan-Dianping has bought China’s famous bike-sharing company Mobike and became its owner.

2018 年 6 月通过对摩拜单车的收购,美团点评现在已成为摩拜单车的正式拥有者。

Due to years of development in China, Meituan-Dianping, with other two famous China tech companies "Jinri Toutiao" and "DiDi", together, are collectively known as China’s TMD. Here T represents short name of tech company Toutiao, M for Meituan-Dianping and D for DiDi.

经过数年发展,如今在中国,美团-点评与另外两家中国科技公司 “今日头条”、“滴滴” 一起被合称为中国“TMD”。

Latest Statistics of Meituan-Dianping

| 美团点评的最新数据

As Meituan-Dianping’s 18Q4 financial report revealed, the transaction amount spent on Meituan-Dianping platform in 2018 has reached 515.6 billion yuan (CNY), increased by 44.3%. Among them, the dining and food take-out consumption amount has grown to 282.8 billion yuan by 65.3% increased.

据美团点评 18Q4 最新财报显示,2018 年美团点评平台交易金额上升44.3%,达到5156亿元,其中餐饮外卖交易额2828亿元,上涨65.3%。

As of the December in 2018, the total of its transaction members has broken through 400 million, by 29.3% increased. On the other hand, the active restaurant and retail store partners also increased to 5.8 million, by 32.1% increased. Obviously, the data surpassed the figure of 4.4 million in previous year.

截止到 2018 年 12 月底,美团交易用户数上涨 29.3%,突破 4 亿大关。合作的活跃商家则上涨 32.1%,已达到 580 万,超过 2017 年底的 440 万。

Furthermore, referring to the user side, the monthly active users of Meituan-Dianping reached 290 million as of the April of 2018. It caused a slight increase of about 1 million from the 289 million in December of 2017, revealed by its prospectus.

用户方面,据 2018 年 9 月其招股书显示,截至 2018 年 4 月美团月活跃用户数为 2.9 亿,较 2017 年 12 月的 2.89 亿小幅增长约 100 万。


Introduce Meituan.com vs. Dianping.com

| 美团网与大众点评网

Meituan App, Meituan Dianping, meituan introduction, introduce meituan app

Brief Introduction of Meituan App & Platform

| 关于美团

Meituan.com initially was a platform to offer online group purchase service and coupons and followed by starting its online ordering business on food ordering, food take-out & delivery, tour, as well as other lifestyle entertainment discounts since 2013.

美图网最初是一家提供在线团购和优惠券的平台,而后从 2013 年开始提供本地的美团外卖、旅游及其他生活娱乐折扣服务。

With the largest market share of China’s food delivery industry it occupied, Meituan's food take-out business has become one of China's top three big food delivery service providers.


Later in the period from 2015 to 2018, Meituan.com firstly merged with Dianping.com (China’s most popular review & rating tool on local food and search), and then acquired Mobile (China's largest bike-sharing firm).

从 2015 - 2018 年期间,美团网先后合并了大众点评网(中国最热门的本地餐饮搜索的点评工具)、收购了摩拜单车(中国最大的共享单车公司)。

The Statistics of Meituan App & Platform

| 美团相关数据

As of December in 2017, Meituan’s daily active users (DAU)  (excluding Dianping’s data) reached 29.991 million, and the number of its monthly active users reached 127.729 million, According to third-party data.

根据第三方数据,截至2017 年 12 月,美团网(不含大众点评)的日活跃用户数量(DAU)达 2999.1万人,月活跃用户数量达 1.27729 亿人。

Brief Introduction of Dianping App & Platform

| 关于大众点评

Dianping.com, established in Shanghai city of China in April 2003, is the largest city living & consumption guide website in China. It is also China’s most popular review & rating app on local food restaurant, lifestyle and entertainment search.

大众点评网于 2003 年 4 月成立于中国上海,是中国最大的城市生活消费指南型网站,也是中国最热门的关于本地饮食、餐馆和本地生活娱乐搜索的第三方点评服务平台。

Dianping allows users to submit ratings and reviews on local restaurants, stores, other lifestyle entertainment consumptions, as its main business model.


It not only provides users various local merchant information, and also helps users locate the nearby restaurants and services through the GPS positioning technology.


The hundreds of millions of third-party users’ ratings and review contents are the core assets of the Dianping platform.


Till October 8, 2015, Dianping.com was merged with Meituan.com.

2015 年 10 月 8 日,大众点评网并入美团网,共同成立新公司。

Thus, a new company “Meituan-Dianping” was born.


The Statistics of Dianping App & Platform

| 大众点评相关数据

As of the second quarter of 2017, the cumulative independent users of Dazhong-Dianping exceeded 590 million, according to the official data.

据官方数据,截止到 2017 年第 2 季度,大众点评移动客户端累计独立用户数超过 5.9 亿。

What's more, the app also made a great progress on monthly active users exceeding 250 million. It obtained user reviews over 250 million, and indexed over 30 million of merchants’ information.

APP 月活跃用户数超过 2.5 亿,点评数量超过 2.5 亿条,收录商户数量超过 3000 万家。

Nowadays, the local merchants' information on Dianping has covered more than 2,500 China cities, and almost 1000 global cities in over 200 countries and regions all over the world, including the United States, Japan, France, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Maldives, Mauritius, etc.

大众点评内信息已覆盖全中国 2500 多个城市及美国、日本、法国、澳大利亚、韩国、新加坡、泰国、越南、马来西亚、印度尼西亚、柬埔寨、马尔代夫、毛里求斯等全球 200 多个国家和地区的近 1000 座城市。


Latest Events of Meituan-Dianping

| 最新事件

In March 2019, China Tourism Academy and Meituan-Dianping have jointly released a “Chinese Night Dining Consumption Big Data Report”. The intuitive data reflects how Chinese people love to eat at night. It may help you understand an actual Chinese night eating culture.

2019 年 3 月,中国旅游研究院和美团点评联合发布了一份中国《夜间餐饮消费大数据报告》。从这些数据中很直观的反映了中国人热衷夜食。有助于你了解一个真实的中国夜间饮食文化。


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